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The 18th Canadian National Kendo Championship

From CKF:

18th Canadian National Kendo Championship registration is now open:

Dear members,

The 18th Canadian National Kendo Championship will on June 28, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec. Registration it is now officially open, please login to register.

The competitor eligibility rules have changed since the last national championships were held.

Rules for all competitors (Individual or Team):

1. All competitors must be either a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada (Landed Immigrant).
NOTE: this means temporary residents such as visitors or students are not allowed to compete.
2. All competitors must be practitioners of the Canadian Kendo Federation in good standing.
3. All competitors must belong to a club that is a member of the Canadian Kendo Federation in good standing.
4. Each competitor must wear the correct nafuda (zekken) identifying the name of their club and the competitor’s name in alphabet.
5. All competitors must be 16 years of age or older.

Rules for Individual competition:
1. Each competitor’s nafuda must identify the name of their home club

Rules for Team competition:
1. Each club may enter only one team into the competition.
2. Each team must have at least three competitors from the same club.
3. All competitors on a team must wear nafuda identifying the name of the same club (modified nafuda are permitted).

There will be a Kyu division and a Junior division

JUNIOR DIVISION – a final decision regarding holding a junior division by March 31st 2014, depending on expected numbers. Please refrain from applying until you hear from us.

Eduardo Cigliutti
CKF Membership Secretary & IT Chair

Updates on System

From CKF:

Dear Dojo Administrators,

Happy New Year! and all the best for 2014.

Just a couple of things regarding recent changes introduced on the system. As you will see on the documentation posted on the CKF main site, mandatory waiting times in between ranks it is now being enforced.

You will see that the list of members of your Dojo has changed and now it will display information about each member and whether or not the member is eligible for grading. The system, at this point, won’t block you from authorizing that member for grading however, if the member tries to apply, the system will block his/her application.

Also, not seen on the posted documentation, is the fact that now the system can be audited and we will be able to trace information about who gets authorized and by whom.

These changes have been a necessary step to ensure 100% transparency on the system and also to ensure we comply with International Kendo Federation rules.

I appreciate your help and understanding of this important matter.

Finally, this is the time to clean up your Dojo’s member list and remove those whom either no longer practice and/or don’t belong to your Dojo.

All the best

Eduardo Cigliutti
CKF Membership Secretary & IT Chair

CKF 2014 News/Nouveautés

From CKF:

Translations by Geneviève Arboit and Simon Guertin-Armstrong

Dear Members,
Happy New Year 2014! We wish you the best for this New Year.

Please take a look at the CKF’s main site and read an important document that will soon be published. The new changes will affect potentially your grading plans so, please take a look as soon as you can.

Changes on the system includes the enforcement of mandatory waiting periods in between ranks so, ensure all the information on your profile is accurate.

Also, this year is the year for the CKF National Tournament and it will be will be held in Montreal. Information will be posted in the CKF main site.

Thank you

Eduardo Cigliutti
CKF Membership Secretary & IT Chair
Chers membres,

Bonne et heureuse année 2014! L’équipe des officiers de la Fédération se joint à moi pour vous souhaiter le meilleur pour la nouvelle année.

Veuillez consulter le site web de la Fédération. Vous y trouverez un document important qui présente des récents changements. Certains changements concernant les périodes de pratique minimales entre les grades, et ceux-ci pourraient par conséquent affecter votre planification liée aux examens. Après avoir pris connaissance de ces changements, veuillez vérifier que votre profil de membre est à jour.

Le Championnat national de kendo, tenu à tous les trois ans, aura lieu cette année à Montréal. Plus d’information suivra et sera publiée sur le site web de la Fédération.

Bien cordialement,

Eduardo Cigliutti
Responsable des membres et Responsable des TI
Fédération canadienne de kendo